CELEBRATING 30 YEARS
The month of May marks 30 years of Family Day Care in Gosford and the Peninsula. to help us celebrate our 30 years we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in sharing their Family Day Care story, as we would love to record the last 30 years for the next 30 years.
Family Day Care Australia are also celebrating their 25th birthday in May and will be attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the world's largest collage of individual cut out hand prints!
Working families are to be given the right to request flexible working arrangements following an independent review of the Fair Work Act.
In response to the Fair Work Act review the Government has announced their decision to propose amendments to the Fair Work Act Statement which will give parents with school aged children the right to negotiate flexible working hours with their employers, a right currently only held by parents with the responsibility of children under school age or a child with a disability under 18.
The Review Panel also stated that many workers were not aware of their right to request flexible arrangements.
Kellie McNamara, CEO of Coastwide Child and Family Services, has expressed her support for these proposals, “at Coastwide Child and Family we work towards providing a family friendly working environment for our staff and for our community. It’s so important to look at providing initiatives which support working families.”
As flexible working arrangements become more available there will increased demand for innovative childcare arrangements. Family Day Care Educators offer parents a flexible family-centered option when choosing childcare.
“Our parents and Family Day Care Educators work together to provide childcare which works for families”, said Kellie, “the Review’s recommendations will support parents to re-enter the workforce and the flexibility of family day care can respond to parents needs.”
Family Day Care educators operate their service from their own homes and can be flexible to suit changing patterns of work.
“By using the Family Day Care service for my daughter I know I can arrange my working hours around my employers and my family’s needs,” said one parent user of Family Day Care. “I also really appreciate the relief service which Gosford and Peninsula Family Day Care provide when my educator is not available.”
Coastwide Child and Family Services is a not-for-profit organisation offering community-based child and family support services, including Gosford and Peninsula Family Day Care, Supported Playgroups and My Time program. To find out more please call, 4340 1111 or visit www.ccfdc.com.au
Media queries; Sarah Webb, SWebb@ccfdc.com.au
JULY 2012 NEW SPONSORSHIP FOR COASTWIDE CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
We are excited to share with you the news that Coastwide Child and Family Services is becoming the new sponsor of Peninsula and District Family Day Care. This is a very exciting time for all and will be effective from July 2012. This opportunity has come at a great time, with the implementation of National Regulations and the increasing importance of child care in the minds of the Government and families. This merger will benefit families and their child/children, our Educators, and the overall child care industry. Our staff, levies, location, policies and procedures, will remain the same.
If you would like further information please contact the office on 4340 1111.
SUPPORTED PLAYGROUPS FOR GRANDPARENTS
Grandparents Supported Playgroup is an initiative of Coastwide Child and Family Services, to provide an outlet for Grandparents to bring their Grandchild/ren with the aim of providing valuable learning experiences and fun and to meet other Grandparents in the same position.
Exchange information and ideas
Form new friendships and support networks
Safe and nurturing environment for children 0-5yrs
Updates in the latest child practices/behaviour
Time: 9.30 - 11am
Location: Erina Fair - Library Room 1
Cost: Voluntary Gold Coin Donation
Please contact the office for further details.
CHILD CARE EDUCATORS REQUIRED
Would you like to make a real difference as a child care educator, do you have a real passion to work with children? Family Day Care is high quality child care service, which is provided in registered early childhood professionals, own home for children aged 0-12 years. Gosford and Peninsula Family Day Care are currently looking for motivated and dedicated people to register for their own regulated and accredited home based child care business.
This exciting opportunity will enable you to set your own fees, working hours and be responsible for your own direction and career. We assist you with support in establishing your service, training and mentoring. Role description for Family Day Care Educator can be found here.
Information sessions on becoming an Educator are held each month (Tuesdays) at the Coordination Unit at Kariong. Upcoming dates 2013 are:
22nd May 2013
19th June 2013
16th July 2013
For more information or to book in to an information session please phone (02) 4340 1111.
MEDIA RELEASE - 13 FEBRUARY 2013
FACEBOOK AND WORDPRESS
Coastwide Child and Family Services have created a Facebook page and a blog on Wordpress to promote ourselves and the services we provide the local comunity. On our Facebook page and blog we plan to keep the community updated with current Early Childhood trends and changes. As this is all very new for our Organisation, we are still exploring this new arena of communication and we invite you to join us on our journey. Our website has been updated to include the Facebook & WordPress button links. As you are aware, our Organisation welcomes your comments, feedback and suggestions.
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